One for Sorrow, Bantam Books, September 2007

The Love We Share Without Knowing, Bantam Books, November 2008

Wonders of the Invisible World, Knopf, to be released in Fall 2015


Birds and Birthdays, Aqueduct Press, August 2012

Before and Afterlives, Lethe Press, March 2013

Short Stories

“A Mad Tea Party” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 5, 1999

“Plenty” Strange Horizons, 2001

  • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Volume 15, 2002

“Caryatids” Nerve, 2001

“Born on the Edge of an Adjective” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 10, 2002.

“The Blue Egg” Rabid Transit, 2002

“The Cure” Vestal Review, Autumn 2002

“Lips” Say…Was that a kiss?, Autumn 2002

“Dead Boy Found” Trampoline, (Ed. Kelly Link) Small Beer Press, July 2003

  • Reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 15, 2004

“The Drowned Mermaid” Realms of Fantasy, June 2003

“Vanishing Point” Descant, Autumn 2003

  • Reprinted at Ideomancer

“The Trail of My Father’s Blood” Strange Horizons, October 2004

“A Resurrection Artist” The Third Alternative, October 2004

  • Reprinted in Weird Fiction Review, May 2014

“The Other Angelas” Pindeldyboz, December 2004

“The Language of Moths” Realms of Fantasy, April 2005

  • Reprinted in Fantasy: The Very Best of 2005, Locus Press, 2006
  • Reprinted in The Best New Fantasy, Prime Books, 2006
  • Audio Edition, Audible Audio, 2009

“The Boy Who Was Born Wrapped In Barbed Wire” Journal of Mythic Arts, December 2005

“Dead Letters” Realms of Fantasy, February 2006

“Learning to Leave” Flytrap, May 2006

  • Reprinted in Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top, ed. Sedia, Prime Books, August 2012

“The Creation of Birds” Twenty Epics, (Eds. Moles and Groppi) All Star Stories, July 2006

“The Guardian of the Egg” Salon Fantastique, (Eds. Datlow and Windling) Thunder’s Mouth Press, Sept. 2006

“What We Know About the Lost Families of — House” Interfictions, (Eds. Sherman and Goss) Small Beer Press, April 2007

“Realer Than You” Coyote Road, (Eds. Datlow and Windling) Viking, July 2007

“Little Miss Apocalypse” Realms of Fantasy, August 2007

“The Flood” Foundation, Issue 100, August 2007

“Isis in Darkness” So Fey, (Ed. Berman) Haworth Press, September 2007

“In Between Dreams” The Solaris Book of New Fantasy, (Ed. Mann) Solaris, December 2007

“A Thousand Tails” Firebirds Soaring, (Ed. November) Viking Books, March 2009

“The Ghost Hunter’s Beautiful Daughter” Asimov’s, October 2009

“Map of Seventeen” The Beastly Bride, (Eds. Datlow, Windling) Viking Books, April 2010

  • Reprinted in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Night Shade Books, March 2011
  • Reprinted in The Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, Pyr, Eds. Kessel and Kelly, May 2012

“Gap Year” Teeth, (Eds. Datlow, Windling) HarperCollins, April, 2011

“We Do Not Come In Peace” Welcome to Bordertown, (Eds. Black and Kushner) Random House, May 2011

“Smoke City” Asimov’s, April/May 2011

  • Reprinted in Steampunk Revolutions, Ed. Ann Vandermeer, Tachyon Publications, September 2012
  • Reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine, Ed. John Joseph Adams, April 2013
  • Reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Ed. Sean Wallace, Running Press, June 2014

“The 24 Hour Brother” Apex Magazine, December 2011

  • Reprinted in The Book of Apex, Ed. Thomas, October 2013

“Birthday” Birds and BirthdaysAqueduct Press, August 2012

“Invisible Men” Eclipse Online, December 2012

  • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, v. 30, Ed. Dozois, St. Martins Press, July 2013

“Paranormal Romance” Lightspeed Magazine, June 2013

  • Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ed. Horton, Prime Books, 2014
  • Reprinted in Magic City, Ed. by Guran, Prime Books, 2014

“For the Applause of Shadows” Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Poe, Ed. Steve Berman, Lethe Press, July 2013

“Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster” Glitter and Mayhem, Ed. Thomas and Klima, Apex Books, September 2013

“Eat Me, Drink Me, Love Me” Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales, Ed. Paula Guran, Prime Books, October 2013

“Dorothy, Rising” Fairy Tale Review, Spring 2014

“The Boy Who Grew Up” Uncanny Magazine, November 2014

“The Trampling” Nightmare Magazine, January 2015

Essays and Creative Nonfiction

“The Boy Who Went Forth” Brothers and Beasts, (Ed. Kate Bernheimer), Wayne State University Press, October 2007

“Mahoning Valley Blues” New Haven Review, November 2010

“All the Cows I’ve Ever Known” New Haven Review, November 2010

“Salt Springs” New Haven Review, November 2010

“To Be Worked Out” New Haven Review, November 2010

“The Feral Houses of Youngstown, Ohio” New Haven Review, November 2010

“In a Forgotten Valley” New Haven Review, November, 2010

“The B&O, Crossroads of Time and Space” Muse, December 2010

  • Reprinted in Car Bombs and Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology, Belt Publishing, Fall 2015

“The Town That Went Away” New England Review, March 2013


“Abducted” Icon, 1993

“The Persistence of Memory” The Penguin Review, 1996


Witnessing Magic: Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen, Strange Horizons, 2001

A Life Less Ordinary: Kate Bernheimers The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold, Strange Horizons, 2002

The Whole Story and Other Stories: Ali Smith’s Bisected Vision, The Modern Word, October 2004

The Closing Window, The New Labor Forum, Spring 2011


Kant: For Eternal Peace, Sogosha Books, November 2007

As Editor

Interfictions 2, with Delia Sherman, Fall 2009

Interfictions Online, with Meghan McCarron and Sofia Samatar, Spring 2013 to Present

Awards and Honors

2014 Shirley Jackson Award Winner for Best Collection (Before and Afterlives)

2014 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novelette (“Paranormal Romance”)

2013 Million Writers Award Finalist (for “Invisible Men”)

2010 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novelette (“Map of Seventeen”)

2009 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novel (The Love We Share Without Knowing)

2009 Locus Award Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel (The Love We Share Without Knowing)

2009 James Tiptree Jr. Award Finalist (The Love We Share Without Knowing)

2008 Indiebound Notable Book (The Love We Share Without Knowing)

2008 The Crawford Award Winner (One for Sorrow)

2008 Nominee for the Great Lakes Book Award (One for Sorrow)

2008 Locus Awards Finalist for Best First Novel (One for Sorrow)

2008 Winner of the Spectrum Award (“The Language of Moths”)

2007 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novelette  (“The Language of Moths”)

2006 Locus Award Finalist for Best Novelette (“The Language of Moths”)

2004 Finalist for the James Tiptree Jr. Award (“The Other Angelas”)